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Is Puerto Rico Becoming a Narco-State?

With over 1,000 murders in Puerto Rico this year, some commentators have warned that the US territory is on the verge of becoming a "narco-state" that has been...
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Puerto Rican Drug Lord Captured in Dominican Republic

Dominican authorities have announced the arrest of Miguel Rivera Diaz, alias "Bolo," one of Puerto Rico's most wanted drug...
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Russia to Build AK-47 Bullet Factory in Cuba

Russia is planning to build a factory to manufacture bullets for AK-47 rifles in Cuba, according to Russian...
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Puerto Rico Arrests Territory’s ‘Most Dangerous’ Drug Trafficker

Carlos Morales Davila, said to be Puerto Rico's most dangerous drug trafficker, was detained by police on a boat off the coast of the U.S....
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Trinidad and Tobago Drug War Crackdown Just a Reprieve

More than 70 days after Trinidad and Tobago declared a "state of emergency" due to crime concerns, the prime minister has revoked an unpopular nighttime curfew. But...
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US Predicts Return to Caribbean Drug Trafficking Routes

A State Department official predicts that over the next few years traffickers will increasingly return to using the Caribbean to smuggle drugs into the...
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Puerto Rico on Course for Record-Breaking Murder Rate in 2011

Puerto Rico has registered 901 homicides in 2011, putting it on track to surpass 1994’s record for the highest murder rate in recent...
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Puerto Rico Sends Mixed Signals on Police Reform

Puerto Rican officials have dismissed a U.S. report alleging systemic corruption in their police force, in a discouraging sign for the prospects of police reform in...
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Haiti President Moves Forward with Plan to Restore Army

President Michel Martelly may keep his campaign promise to revive the Haitian army, which he has said would be used to combat drug trafficking and...